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Working full-time with coach David Taylor...Tennis Australia's Nicole Pratt still remains part of coaching team... Father's name is Alexey; mother's name is Natalia; younger brother is Stepan; has a pet dog (beagle) ... Introduced to tennis at age 6 by parents ... Favorite shot is forehand; favorite surface is hard ... Best tennis memory is winning Youth Olympics in Singapore and US Open juniors, and becoming World No.1 junior ... Graduated from high school in 2010... Likes sushi, cheese, ramen, and SpongeBob SquarePants ... Idols when growing up were the Williams sisters and Kim Clijsters... Switched nationality (and representation) from Russia to Australia in December 2015.
Winner (1): 2017 - New Haven.
Finalist (3): 2017 - Strasbourg, Hong Kong; 2016 - Moscow.
Winner (2): 2019 - Strasbourg (w/Perez); 2015 - Istanbul (w/Svitolina).
Finalist (2): 2017 - Tokyo (Pan Pacific) (w/Kasatkina); 2016 - Moscow (w/Kasatkina).
Australian Fed Cup Team, 2016-18; Australian Olympic Team, 2016.
Career in Review
2019 - QF at Strasbourg (l. to Paquet); reached 3r once and 2r twice; fell 1r 12 times (incl. all four majors) and in qualifying once.
2018 - Fourth straight Top 40 season (finishing No.38); SF twice at Sydney (l. to Barty) and Acapulco (l. to Tsurenko); QF at Hong Kong (l. to Zhang); reached 3r six times (incl. Roland Garros and Wimbledon) and 2r 10 times (incl. other two majors); fell 1r four times.
2017 - Second straight Top 30 season in 2017, finishing at No.25 for the second consecutive year… Captured maiden tour-level singles title at 2017 New Haven in her career second Premier-level final (d. No.1 seed A.Radwanska in SF, d. No.2 seed Cibulkova in F)… Also finished R-Up at Strasbourg (l. Stosur) and Hong Kong (l. Pavlyuchenkova)… Heading into 2018 season, owns a 1-3 record in singles finals… Won a career-best 33 main draw matches in 2017… Australian No.2, behind Barty and ahead of Stosur… Achieved career-high singles ranking of No.20 on August 28, 2017 and became Australia’s No.1 on June 12, 2017 for a total of 19 weeks.
2016 - First Top 30 season (finishing No.25); R-Up at Moscow (l. to Kuznetsova); SF at Hong Kong (l. to Mladenovic); QF twice at Madrid (l. to Chirico) and Beijing (l. to Svitolina); reached 4r at Australian Open (l. to Suárez Navarro), 3r three times and 2r seven times (incl. Wimbledon); fell 1r five times (incl. other two majors and Olympics).
2015 - First Top 40 season (finishing No.36); SF at Rome (l. to Sharapova); QF twice at Eastbourne (withdrew prior to match vs. Stephens w/abdominal injury) and Hong Kong (l. to Jankovic); reached 4r once, 3r once and 2r seven times (incl. Roland Garros); fell 1r nine times (incl. other three majors) and in qualifying once; having started season ranked No.231, made Top 100 debut on March 23 (after Indian Wells; rose from No.106 to No.97) and Top 50 debut on May 18 (after Rome; rose from No.78 to No.45) and set career-high No.35 on October 5; won one WTA doubles title; also won two singles titles on ITF Circuit.
2014 - Missed first six months of year having torn ACL at end of 2013; reached 2r once; fell in qualifying twice (incl. US Open); won one singles title and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2013 - Reached 2r twice (incl. Australian Open); fell 1r four times and in qualifying 12 times (incl. other three majors).
2012 - Reached 2r once; fell in qualifying six times; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2011 - Fell in WTA qualifying three times (incl. US Open); won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2010 - Played first WTA main draw at Moscow, falling 1r (as WC).
2009 - Played first WTA qualifying at Moscow.
2008 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit in Russia.